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Connect with a startup lawyer the easy way.

Building a business from scratch? Not sure about incorporation, shareholder agreements, or how to navigate a round of funding?

Goodlawyer can connect you with a startup lawyer who can help.

Find a startup lawyer from the comfort of your own home

Not sure what you need? Book a free call with our Legal Concierge™ service.

Get legal advice from a startup lawyer

Use the Goodlawyer mobile site to easily find a startup lawyer

1. Book your call

Select your province and "Startup" from the dropdown menu then choose a time and a lawyer. You can typically schedule a call within the next two hours.

Speak with your startup lawyer over the phone

2. Your lawyer will call you

If your lawyer needs more information, they will contact you by email. Otherwise, they will call at the agreed time to answer your questions and discuss your options.

Easily give us feedback on your experience with your startup lawyer

3. Proceed with confidence

Your lawyer will present you with a series of options. You can choose to proceed on your own or you can hire your lawyer to proceed on your behalf. If you choose to hire your lawyer, Goodlawyer will cover the cost of the initial Advice Session.


Wasn't sure what to expect but was blown away by the value and quality of help I got through Goodlawyer for my small business! Will 100% be back.

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What can a startup lawyer help you with?


per 15 min of advice

4/5 of our customers get the answers they need in a quick call with a lawyer. If you end up needing a larger service, we’ll refund the initial $39 advice session.


per page contract review

Includes a markup of the document with suggestions, followed by a 15 minute call to explain and answers questions. Perfect for contracts and agreements of all kinds.

Looking for a custom document?

Goodlawyers can provide a range of common legal documents at very affordable prices.

See the pricing page

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Goodlawyer can get you the answers you need, without any financial risk. Booking is fast and easy and you won't be charged if you aren't satisfied.

Frequently asked questions

What is startup law?

Startup law is a sub-section of business law that focuses on new businesses. Startup lawyers are familiar with the lifecycle of a startup as well as the laws that most commonly apply to startups.

Why should I contact a startup lawyer?

Booking an Advice Session with a startup lawyer can set your business up for success in the future. It's a good choice to ensure you receive the legal counsel you need before making big decisions or entering contracts as it can protect you and your business.

Should I incorporate my startup?

Incorporating a new business is the standard practice in Canada but it is not the only option available. Alternative business vehicles like co-ops and non-profits can work well for different business models. Structuring your business correctly will make it easier to receive investment, apply for loans, and mitigate personal risk.

Do I need a founders' agreement?

Founders' agreements take many forms, including shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, and co-operative policies. These are essential documents that are often overlooked by new business owners. They significantly reduce the risk of a disagreement and the damages caused by future conflicts.

How do I know my lawyer is good?

Every lawyer has been interviewed and background checked. They must be licensed and receive consistently positive reviews to remain on the platform.

What if I realize I have a larger legal need after my advice session?

Good lawyers can provide most legal services. The cost of the initial advice session will be deducted from the cost of the larger service.

What if my lawyer can't answer my questions?

If you are unsatisfied with the legal advice you receive from your lawyer, Goodlawyer will give you your money back. Simply email [email protected] to request a refund.

Will I be matched with a lawyer in my city?

You will be able to select the lawyer you want to work with. We partner with lawyers in every major Canadian city, but we can’t guarantee they will be available at all times.

Goodlawyer is an interactive online service that makes it faster and easier for clients to find and hire legal help solely based on their preferences. We are not a law firm, do not provide any legal services, legal advice or “lawyer referral services” and do not provide or participate in any legal representation.

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